Swan-ganz catheter

Intra-aortic balloon pump treatment for patients with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction after reperfusion therapy

C. G. Feng, Yang, X. J., Fu, Q., Wang, Y. J., Ruan, H. Y., Lu, Y., Li, X. L., and Zhang, X. P., Intra-aortic balloon pump treatment for patients with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction after reperfusion therapy, vol. 13, pp. 4280-4288, 2014.

We evaluated the effects of an intra-aortic balloon pump on hemodynamics, brain natriuretic peptide concentration and cardiac function of patients with acute myocardial infarction, after reperfusion therapy. Sixty-three patients with acute anterior wall ST-elevation myocardial infarction who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention were given an intra-aortic balloon pump (32 cases) or not (control group, 31 cases). The mean pulmonary arterial pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and cardiac index were measured with a Swan-Ganz catheter.

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